Special prosecutor Mueller boosts his team for US Russian investigation

"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Mr Rosenstein said. "FBI director" James Comey in a tweet Friday morning, once again calling the investigation a "witch hunt". They are former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his business partner Rick Gates, a national security adviser Carter Page, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and informal Trump adviser Roger Stone.

The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction.

Mr. Sessions, a senior member of President Trump's Cabinet and an adviser to his election campaign a year ago, had a series of tense exchanges with Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee during about 2½ hours of testimony as they pressed him to recount discussions with the Republican president.

If Trump ordered Brand to fire Mueller and she refused, the responsibility to oversee the special counsel would fall to Dana Boente, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to a presidential executive order. Rosenstein penned a letter outlining why he thought Comey could be let go, a letter the president reportedly asked him to write.

Donald Trump reports over $594 million as revenue
He reported liabilities of at least US$110 million to commercial real estate lender Ladder Capital Corp. The president disclosed at least $US310 million in liabilities, about the same amount as past year .

At a previously scheduled off-camera briefing for reporters, principal deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was peppered with more than a dozen questions about ongoing investigations for about 20 minutes.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget.

Sen. Angus King, an independent, questioned Mr. Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answer questions after Mr. Sessions said President Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.

The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.

Police Confirm One Dead In London Attack
She also spoke to BBC News and said: "From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside". A van struck worshipers leaving a north London mosque early Monday morning, causing several casualties, local media reported.

An aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed on Thursday that he was hiring Richard Cullen - a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - as a private lawyer.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president over a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

In another tweet, Trump called it "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

Although Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to lead the federal probe, he still makes the final decisions about resources, personnel and - if necessary - any prosecutions.

Van hits pedestrians in London, 'number of casualties' reported
Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the incident a " horrific terrorist attack on innocent people " on social media.

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, in a tweet, responding to reports that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice.

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